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Chicago comics Hannibal Buress, Lil Rel have similar backgrounds, different styles

By Scott Bolohan

For RedEye

12:09 PM CDT, July 13, 2011

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Comedians Hannibal Buress and Lil Rel both joke about experiences from their lives, but their acts are quite different. Buress tells stories about his day-to-day life while Rel focuses on his family and encounters on the West Side of Chicago. Here are some clips of their acts, followed by lists of their joke topics.

HANNIBAL BURESS TOPICS

HANNIBAL BURESS
Ramen noodles
Famous blind guys
The movie "Up"
Kicking pigeons
Burritos
Losing his debit card
His name
Video games
Parking tickets
Pawn shops
Cookies
Pickle juice

LIL REL

LIL REL TOPICS
Cigarettes
Gangs
Old people shaking
Hoodrats
Glasses
Clapping
His uncle
Man laws
Kanye West
His grandma
Chicago mayor candidates
His high school teachers

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